Domestic Abuse

Child Custody If you have been a victim of domestic abuse or your children have been subjected to domestic abuse, don’t let it continue. You don’t have to put up with it so don’t be silenced. Take action today. Let us give you the help and legal support you need to put a stop to it.

ABOUT Domestic Abuse

It can affect both sexes, and people from all walks of life and ethnicity. You may think that domestic violence and abuse can only affect partners or ex-partners but it can also affect children, parents and other family members. Domestic abuse can be defined as an incident or pattern of incidents involving controlling, threatening, coercive, degrading, humiliating and violent behaviour, including sexual abuse.

Domestic abuse takes different forms and can include any of the following;

  • Physical Violence (hitting with or without a weapon, punching, kicking, choking, pushing and throwing objects)
  • Sexual Abuse (being forced to engage in sexual intercourse or any other type of sexual activity such as touching and groping)
  • Threats & Intimidation
  • Financial Abuse (taking your money, controlling your finances, preventing you from earning an income)
  • Emotional Abuse (making you scarred and afraid, stalking, blackmailing, playing mind games, coercive control)
  • Online Abuse & Cyber Bullying (using internet and social media to degrade, humiliate, control, isolate, bully or insult you)
  • Forced Marriage

HOW we can help you

At No.1 Solicitors we have one of the most responsive and experienced legal teams dealing with Domestic Abuse matters. Our first priority is to act fast in order to keep you and/or your children safe from harm. Our professional solicitors who specialise in domestic abuse matters are highly experienced in dealing with delicate issues surrounding domestic abuse cases. They can provide you with guidance and legal options available to gain protection from your abuser.

COURT injunction

If you are a victim of violence, our solicitors can apply to a court for an injunction. Under the Family Law Act 1996, there are two types of injunctions available for your protection;

  • Non-Molestation Orders
    This injunction order will prevent your abuser from using violence or threats of violence against you or your children. This covers a range of behaviours including, intimidation, harassment and pestering which play a part in domestic abuse. It is a criminal offence to breach a Non-Molestation Order even if no other crime is committed at the time. All breaches must be reported to the police immediately and the criminal courts will have the power to sentence the abuser to a maximum of 5 years’ imprisonment.

  • Occupation Orders
    In this injunction order the court will decide who can live in the family home in the short-term or enter the surrounding area. It can also include the enforcement of a set of strict rules about living arrangements and conditions in your home. These orders will affect your rights and/or the rights of your ex-partner to the home you live in. For example, an occupation order may order your abuser to stay within certain parts of the house or could even order the abuser to leave the property all together and to stay a certain distance from your home.

    Any individual who is legally associated with their abuser and has rights to the property can apply for an occupation order. It is very important that you seek professional legal advice from an experienced solicitor as there are a number of additional options available under this legislation.

OUR fees

We can offer affordable finance options which will be tailored around you.
To find out more please contact us for a free initial consultation on 0161 393 6880 or email us at [email protected].

SIMPLE steps

The Law The process is very simple and straight forward;

Step 1. The first step is to give us a call on 0161 393 6880 or alternatively request a call back by clicking the “BOOK YOUR CONSULTATION” button above.

Step 2. A member of our dedicated Client Team will then contact you to find out more about your circumstances and to obtain all the necessary information we need in order to book in your for a consultation appointment.

Step 3. In your consultation session our specialist Solicitors will carefully analyse your circumstances through in depth conversations and discussions, they will answer all your questions and ultimately provide you with the best legal advice and support to help you move forward.

Our dedicated client team will also ensure that you receive regular updates on the progress of your case. It really is that easy.


Victims of domestic abuse require urgent help and support which is why we act fast to deliver results.

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